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house speaker john boehner against senate majority leader harry reid. >> the house has done its job. >> reporter: the house republicans passed a bill that ties the u.s. loan rate to the borrowing cost plus 2.5%. as the rates raise, so does the cost of education, up to a max of 8.4%. democrat senator joe manchin is working with republicans and has proposed a similar plan with one key difference. it won't use the savings to pay down the nation's debt. >> in this bipartisan group we all agree that profit should not be made on the parts of students going to school. >> but majority leader harry reid said he will not tie it to any rates on the u.s. market. the loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion which economists fear is stifling students and others as well. anne-marie? >> tara mergener in washington. thank you, tara. >>> well, tropical storm chantal is threatening to become a hurricane. the storm is about 200 miles south of puerto rico. the sustained winds are at 60 miles an hour. chantal is expected to hit the dominican republic this afternoon. a hurricane watch has been issued for the isl
as this week senate democrats plan to force a vote on numerous issues stalled by republicans. harry reid says he will opt to change rules on how a minority party can wage a filibuster. >>> jon bon jovi was back in new jersey to present a $1 million check for hurricane sandy relief. he met with governor christie in his hometown of sayerville. >> my being here is not political. it's emotional, because i grew up here. i went to school here. i met my wife here. and in the days following the storm, when i visited these streets and spoke to the residents, when i -- one thought came to me, time and time again was what can i do? >>> well, there are now two clinton libraries in little rock. hillary clinton was on hand to unveil the hillary rodham clinton library. she read "the very hungry caterpillar" and she unveiled pantsuits, complete with many of hers on ka de la renta pieces she's made famous. >>> $5200 came from milos raonic. >>> vice president biden heads west to attend a memorial service for those 19 fallen firefighters. they'll be in the prescott area. >>> that is your morning dish of scrambl
the majority leader is going to be remembered as the worst leader of the senate ever. >> senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell tangled over reid's plan to go nuclear and blow up traditional senate rules. it all stems from continued efforts of republicans to block president obama's appointments. this has been going on for years now literally. reid wants to alter the dynamic requiring a simple majority to change senate rules as opposed to the 67 currently needed so that actually something could happen. and to filibuster on an executive branch nominee could be broken with 51 votes instead of the current 60 vote threshold so maybe hopefully joe something could happen, but instead, what we watch is these two guys droning on about how much they don't like each other. >> yeah. you know, harry reid may, in fact, be remembered as a subparma jorty leader presiding over some of the worst days in the history of the senate in modern history. he has been a shadow of what george mitchell was, what bob dole was, what tom daschle was. people even in our time have been. but, if, in fact, howard dean, he is
: the battle over interest stone rates pits house speaker john boehner against senate majority leader harry reid. house republicans pass add bill that ties the u.s. loan rate to the borrowing cost plus 2.5%. as the rates raise, so does the cost of college. senator joe manchin working with republicans has proposed a similar plan with one key difference. i won't use the savings to pay down the nation's debt. >> in this bipartisan group we all agree that profit should not be made on the parts of students going to school. >> but majority leader said he will not tie it in to the market. the loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion. anne-marie? >> tara mergener in washington. thank you, tara. >>> well, tropical storm chantal is threatening to become a hurricane. the sustained winds are at 60 miles an hour. chantal is expected to hit the dominican republic this afternoon. a hurricane watch has been issued for the island. the storm could hammer the bahamas tomorrow and then head up the east coast to florida. >>> well, coming up on the "morning news," honoring the fallen. thousands attend a memorial for th
. senate democratic leader harry reid blamed boehner and the house republicans. way to go, guys. >>> is rick perry going for a run, again? he said he will not lead the lone star state after 14 years in the role. he wouldn't talk about the future. by leaving in 2014, it leaves him plenty of time to mount a run for the white house. he had to give up his presidential campaign in 2012 after a less than stellar showing in iowa and new hampshire. >> this time it would be more carefully planned. >>> the house is set to vote on controversial abortion restrictions. it would require it take place in surgical centers that shuts down dozens of clinics. legislatures in the state house approved the bill but it was filibustered by the state senate. they are trying during a special session. the senate this time may take up the bill as soon as thursday. this time, it's expected to pass. >>> quite a scene in toronto drying out. heavy, heavy rains there swamped the city. that is not a road. it is a road, rather. it looks like a river, but it's a road. four inches of rain fell in hours. passengers
harry reid feels sorry for speaker john boehner. jim vandehei tells us why. first bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> good morning to you, willie. we haven't had a lot of bad weather, tornadoes or flooding in our country lately, but in china, a different story. bridges and buildings washed away. impressive flooding shot out of sichuan province, southwest portion of that province. look at that building washed away in those floodwaters. incredible stuff. chantal, this was the storm that formed two, three days ago which now traveling through the caribbean. the warm waters. last night it almost fell apart completely. a little bit left of this storm. i have very little concerns about this storm as it approaches florida and the southeast. it will bring some rain, maybe localized flooding but it will not be a devastating storm for the southeast. travel trouble spot this morning is pittsburgh to cleveland. lot of heavy rain for you in the ohio valley up through areas of the northeast. later today you will deal with thunderstorms and the potential for isolated severe weather.
leading the charge on filibuster reform. i cheer you on in the democratic process. harry reid, we're taking it serious this time, we're going to get tough, we're going to get serious and again and again and again it doesn't happen. there has been no nuclear option, has been no change of the rules. is something going to change now over this? what are you hearhearing? what are you seeing in the caucus? >> i think we're ready for a major showdown over nominations. the president has said, how can i run an executive branch if i can't get my folks who are nominated up for a vote? indeed, he's absolutely right. the advice and consent clause of the constitution was set in a simple majority framework. not a supermajority. the founders warned against the evils of a supermajority, creating dysfunction. it simply doesn't fit with three equal branches of government that one branch and actually part of one branch, the u.s. senate, should be able to disable judiciary and the executive branch. >> 40% of half a branch, which i guess is 20% of a branch, which is 1/3, so about 7% of the government o
interview with harry reid. >>> a senior defense official says the u.s. will go ahead with the next delivery of four f-16 fighter jets to egypt despite the political unrest there. the jets are part of an order placed more than two years ago when president hosni mubarak was still in office. >>> for the first time, the navy has landed an unmanned drone on an aircraft carrier. the experimental jet-sized drone piloted by computer landed on the uss george h.w. bush on wednesday. >>> michigan police are looking for a driver who backed into a woman pushing a stroller. all is caught on camera. the woman was pushing the stroller with her 1-year-old son inside. the driver dragged the stroller a short distance before stopping briefly to allow the mother to get the child out of the stroller, but then he proceeded to drive off. the child fortunately was not injured. >>> personal hygiene takes extra effort aboard the international space station. astronaut karen nyburg posted this. she rubs in a little water, some no-rinse shampoo. then combs it out or up. there she goes, she's ready for another day in orb
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